Stephanie J. Block, Max Von Essen, Liz Callaway, Will Chase, Megan Hilty, Leslie Uggams Join Starry Cast of NY Pops Gala
04 Apr 2013
Broadway stars of today will celebrate three Broadway icons of yesteryear — namely, songwriters Frank Loesser and Jule Styne and actor Danny Kaye — at the April 29 gala performance celebrating the 30th anniversary of the New York Pops. The complete list of guest performers was revealed on April 4.
This year marks the centennial of the birth of comic actor-singer Danny Kaye (Two By Two, "Hans Christian Andersen," Lady in the Dark).
Dena Kaye said in a statement, "I am thrilled and so very touched, that the New York Pops has chosen my father, Danny Kaye, to honor at their 30th Birthday at Carnegie Hall, as we continue a year-long tribute of the Danny Kaye Centennial. As my father was born and raised in New York, this is the perfect celebration for a man who has brought his laughter and joy to generations through his talent as an actor, singer, dancer, conductor, comedian and humanitarian."
The New York Pops will also be joined by the Ronald McDonald House Rockin' the House Band and Chorus, Camp Broadway Kids and The New York Pops Salute to Music Students.
The gala celebration includes an online auction on CharityBuzz.com/NewYorkPops April 11-May 2, featuring items donated by the orchestra's many friends from the world of arts and entertainment. All gala and auction proceeds support the orchestra and its free education programs throughout New York City.
Single tickets for the concert-only are $62, $95 and $155. To purchase, call CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800, or visit the Carnegie Hall Box Office in person at 57th Street and 7th Avenue or online at carnegiehall.org.
To support The New York Pops' Kids in the Balcony program, visit newyorkpops.org.
Tickets to the full gala evening range from $1,250 (for one concert ticket and dinner seating) to $50,000 (for a premier first tier box and dinner table for eight). For more information about the black-tie benefit dinner dance at The Plaza Hotel, call (212) 765-7677 or visit newyorkpops.org.
The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Led by music director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series at Carnegie Hall. The New York Pops' annual birthday gala is celebrated each spring, raising funds for the orchestra and its education programs.
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